Harry Kane could sign a new contract at Tottenham Hotspur after his summer of speculation…
That’s according to football.london reporter Alasdair Gold, who delivered a fresh claim on the 28-year-old striker’s future in north London to supporters in a recent Q&A.
The 64-cap England international was linked with a move to defending Premier League champions Manchester City throughout the off-season but leading up to deadline day, any move looked dead and buried as Pep Guardiola’s side were seemingly not prepared to pay his asking price, which was in excess of £150m.
“I’d be stunned if both sides don’t look at a new contract for Kane soon. In the aftermath of his statement about staying this season, the word I had back from those around him was that a new contract was a question for the future rather than in that moment,” Gold said.
“Ultimately though Spurs still have the power as next summer Kane will still have two years left on his current deal. If he has another great season then his value will not drop and Tottenham will point to Real Madrid’s £200m bid for [Kylian] Mbappe with just nine months left of the Frenchman’s contract.”
The ever-reliable journalist then added: “As for a release clause, that’s not really Spurs’ thing. Toby Alderweireld’s one is the only example I can think of and there was some talk that that one came about because it was carried across from a previous deal.
“For Kane, he will know soon what the market is likely to hold next summer. Pep Guardiola’s comments last month about wishing the striker “all the best with his career in London” sounded like closure.”
This is an update which should provide plenty of encouragement to the Spurs faithful around the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this season. Some may feel like Kane’s reputation has been tarnished but the player is just too crucial to this side.
For example, the £108m-rated forward directly contributed towards 54.4% of their 68 league goals scored in 2020/21, whilst he has scored at least 24 goals across all competitions in every season since 2014/15.
That’s consistency in front of goal, that’s for sure.
Kane offers plenty of other attributes, too.
Only Heung-min Son was a more creative option than the Englishman at Spurs last season and once again Kane sits atop the key passes per game (two) charts, despite only starting one of their three league games.
Gold now claims that Kane is in line for a new deal at the club, which would undoubtedly be an increase on his current £200k-per-week wages, and that could well help them in their bid to keep hold of him in the coming windows.
Spurs hold all the keys right now, so we should expect the talismanic striker to remain at the club for the foreseeable future, and that has got to leave the Lilywhites fanbase absolutely buzzing.